Thursday, October 23, 2014

FabricMart Winnings!! (and a little randomness)

First of all, I would like to point out that I waited an entire 24 hours (24 hours and 6 minutes) before spending any of my gift certificate money AND only spent about half of it! I got fun stuff coming though!

From the red dress challenge I won:


Boucle-type fabric with metallic threads (2)
Orange chiffon (1)
Pink textured (composition unknown) (2)
Poly printed chiffon (1)
A silky poly pring (5.5!)

20 yards! (10 of each color) stretch lace
10 yards of elastic

A plethora. That ruler is very nice.

Winnings from the bundle challenge:

Coated linen (2.5)
Paisley shirting (DREAMY! 3)
Printed linen (2)


This coating is FABULOUS! (4)

A new pattern


Pretty colors of cotton Gutermann thread!


 And then because I was crazy after finishing the contest, I super-duper cleaned my cave:


And then I made a dress! LOL!!!

I swear when I make the cave spotless I get my mojo back FAST. I knew I wanted a knit version of NL 6123 without the flounce.


This was FAST sewing. Every hem is just turned and topstitched. The zipper is not invisible but it's wearable and comfy!

No adjustments from the purple dress except to add sleeves.

And then, I made DD a skirt using NL 6189


I made a size 6 with centered side zip

I made a mistake and sewed the side panels to the center panel wrong on front AND back. The result is a little puckering but not too noticeable and she likes it so... :)

OH! This floral denim was also a win from the red dress challenge. I got 2 yards and will make a skirt for myself too!

Last up...Because I'm away for a week and can't sew, I brought along a few patterns to cut out and I brought some knitting. I can't knit for long periods for risk of injuring my hand. And I won't knit with fine yarn/small needles. But worsted and a size 7/8/9 is needles?!? And 20-30 minutes max at any given time...and things have been fine. It took 6 days to make this sock but that's okay :) I'll have the second one done probably in a week or so.



 Ooh, really last, I saw this cardigan and want it. Badly. I have some fabric on the way that is a wide stripe like this and I had intentions on making it a cardi. Must score some faux leather to copy this one.


Super. Cute. I think I'll use McCall's 6844. The front of this one has bands like that. And I've made it a million times already so no fit issues. 

33 comments:

  1. Great fabric score and good projects coming up for you! You are an inspiration to the sewing world!

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  2. Nice bundles! Especially that quilted metallic coating...very intriguing. And way to whip up that nice, quick dress. Lastly: YAY for socks! The second one is always the hardest, but I'm sure you'll make it through. ;)

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    1. Thanks! There's something about that fabric. We will see what becomes of it! :)

      I actually don't get second sock syndrome!! I always finish the second one faster. Too excited to wear em!

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  3. Awesome loot! Great dress and skirt and such a cute sock :D Hope your trip is going/went well!

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  4. Wow! You ended up with a lot of great goodies!! I love the Gutermann Thread!! If I could, I would hoard all the colors! The wrap top dress is nice, and those socks are sooo cute! I am working on M6844 right now. I hope to get it where I have no fit issues either, so I can sew some in multiple colors.

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    1. It's a great little pattern so good luck!! :)
      Thanks Vanessa!

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  5. What!? Look at all that juicy stuff you won!!!!! Weeee hoooooooooo! And one day I will knit more then a scarf... one day!!!!

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  6. Whoa! That floor is so clean, it hurts my eyes! My knittin' days are over because of Mr Cranky Thumb and his minions, so I admire your socks deeply. May it not get that cold...oh, who am I kidding! Congratulations!

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    1. Ha!!!! That cleanliness is temporary! ;-)

      Ahhhhh silly thumb! Boo!

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  7. You hit the jackpot (and deserve it!). What a great haul -- can't wait to see what you make.

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  8. Nice haul there from your winnings! I have to ask--is that the Sullivan cutting table in your cave? How do you like it? (Asking because I'm seriously considering asking for one for Christmas and I know you'll give an honest review.)

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    1. Hey Michelle! I do have the Sullivan table and really like it.

      I am lucky that I set up in full scale (with the leaves(?)) up and don't need to move it. I have heard complaints but usually from people who move it around a lot or drop the leaf(s) often. I don't think it can handle that. It's mildly wobbly but it totally works. And I've had mine clear over a year and it's still happy.

      Worth it for the price, imo!

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  9. You are going to have some interesting makes from that fabric haul - some of it looks way outside your normal sewing style of colours and fabrics. We shall wait and see what you make with glee :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! Definitely interesting and *new* for me!

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  10. Wow! I can't wait to see what you make with it all!

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  11. Congrats on your winnings! I see you finished your socks they look great.

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  12. You got a really good haul of goodies. I just know you are going to create something fabulous.

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  13. You won some great stuff. I know you will put it all to good use you are such a crafty lady.

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  14. Woo! Look at all that loot! Lots of fun stuff there... that coating... *drool* Enjoy!!!!

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  15. You got some really good stuff. Can't wait to see what you make. I wish I could see you and Kini go at it with all this fast sewing. I don't know how you do it.

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    1. Kini is totally my brother from another mother! :-p

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  16. LOL, AWESOME! And, like I said, I think 2nd place has much better prizes than first place. :) Congrats, again!

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